Fractured Skies: Civil Aviation and the Global South

Fractured Skies: Civil Aviation and the Global South

Veranstalter
Marie Huber (Humboldt University of Berlin & Marburg University), Waqar H. Zaidi (Lahore University of Management Sciences)
Veranstaltungsort
Online
Gefördert durch
DFG
PLZ
10117
Ort
Berlin
Land
Deutschland
Vom - Bis
28.06.2022 - 29.06.2022
Von
Jonathan Krautter, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaft, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

A digital workshop, bringing together scholars from history and other interested disciplines to explore the history of aviation in the global South and present ongoing research projects.

Fractured Skies: Civil Aviation and the Global South

We are happy to announce our digital workshop Fractured Skies: Civil Aviation and the Global South!

This workshop seeks to bring together ongoing research projects that explore new perspectives in the history of aviation in relation to the Global South. It brings these new historiographical and methodological currents in the history of aviation into conversation with developments in other fields of history and further afield in the social sciences and humanities. We invite historians, sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists, geographers, and scholars from other interested disciplines to reflect on all aspects of civil aviation, aerial mobility, and aerial infrastructure in the Global South.

The workshop will be held via zoom. Registration as a listener is possible via https://fractured-skies.net/.

To register as a listener: https://fractured-skies.net/register/.

Programm

28 June 2022

09:00–17:20 CET Introduction

SESSION 1: THE POLITICS OF FLYING

Maria Lucenti: Flying to Conquer: The Representation of Flight in Italian Textbooks (1930–1945)

Jessica Lynne Pearson: Colonial Reform in Flight: the Politics of Air Travel at the End of Empire

Kaori Takada: Okinawa Tourism from the Beginning of the Jet Age

SESSION 2: CONTROLLING KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNOLOGY

Sabrina Lausen: ‘Human Factors’ in the Global South: Technology Transfer and the Concepts of Man and Machine

Jiakai Jeremy Chua: Defying the Gravity of ‘Dominant Parent’ Sino-Foreign JVs: Nationalist Leadership and Control of Eurasia Aviation Corporation, 1931–1943

Peter Svik: Soviet Bloc Aviation Assistance to the Countries of Global South and why it Failed

KEYNOTE

David Edgerton: ‘The Supremacy of Uruguay’: Thinking with the Periphery as Method

SESSION 3: AIRLINES AND NATIONAL CARTOGRAPHIES

Melina Piglia: Commercial Aviation, Modernization, Development and Nationalism in an Authoritarian Context: Aerolineas Argentinas During the Dictatorship of 1966–1973

Phil Tiemeyer: Striving to Rewrite the Cartography of Colonialism: Air Jamaica’s Founding and Premature Failure, 1961–1980

29 June 2022

11:30–20:00 CET

SESSION 4: GOVERNMENTALITY AND AVIATION IN SOUTH ASIA

Joppan George: Gujranwala, 14 April 1919: Terror from the Air and Airmindedness

Aashique Ahmed Iqbal: The Aeroplane in the Partition of India and Pakistan

Waqar H. Zaidi: US-British Rivalry and the Reconstruction of Pakistani Aviation during the Cold War, 1945–1960

SESSION 5: AIRPLANES AND MARKETS

Marie Huber: The Social Life of Planes: How the First African-owned Jets Shaped Postcolonial Air Transport

Tobias Alexander Jopp, Mark Spoerer: Civil Aircraft Procurement and Colonial Ties: Which Wide-body Jets were Chosen by Airlines in the Global South, and Why?

Guillaume de Syon: A Colonial Concorde: Relying on past Empires to Build a Supersonic Network

SESSION 6: MOBILITY AND TERRITORY

Carolin Liebisch-Gümüş: Flight Routes to Asylum?: Refugees from the Global South, Social Class, and the Changing Costs of Air Travel

John D. Wong: Formulating Southeast Asia in the Sky: Reconfiguring Nanyang through Commercial Aviation in the Age of Decolonization, 1940s–1960s

Andreas Greiner: Cleared to Land: Pan American Airways’ Airfields as Imperial ‘Contact Zones’

FINAL DISCUSSION

Kontakt

Other inquiries:
E-Mail: krauttjo@hu-berlin.de

https://fractured-skies.net/
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Veröffentlicht am
17.06.2022
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